“When there is nothing left to lose, we find the true self—the self that is whole, the self that is enough, the self that no longer looks to others for definition, or completion, or anything but companionship on the journey.” ~Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open My 5k personal best was set in November of 2013. IContinue reading “Chasing the 5k: Virginia Beach Rock n Roll 5k”
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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin A month ago I sat down in a tattoo studio. The story of the tattoo is simple: strawberry blossoms and cherry blossoms for my two boys. Cole was born duringContinue reading “Blossom”
I didn’t run last weekend. Not one single mile. I was exhausted, achy, and mentally shut down. I slept all day Sunday. I knew Monday would be a fresh start. I’d ease back into a big training week. Tuesday and Wednesday my runs felt great. Thursday I fell apart. Tuesday: 7 sunrise miles, 9:23 paceContinue reading “Spiral”
Why not me?
This weekends run started the same way as my last two runs. I parked in the same spot. I headed in he same direction. Just like last week, the first two miles breezed by. Just like last week, I found myself cracking at mile 3. MILE 3! Mile 3 is too early to crack. MileContinue reading “Why not me?”
Uniting a Team
(May 14, 2015) Most of the volunteers arrived in the middle of the night last night. Airport pickups had me crawling into bed after 2am. It’s all beginning. It is all about to start. The pieces of a successful mission are starting to fall into place. As we waited for the volunteers to arrive, weContinue reading “Uniting a Team”